Female Genital Mutilation in Africa: why is this still a troubling issue in modern times?

In this blog post, the authors explore the issue of FGM, highlighting the work that still needs to be done to address this problem. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a troubling global issue for decades, particularly in Africa and Asia. FGM is the removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the […]

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The Surge in the New COVID-19 Variant in South Africa: A Threat to the Healthcare System and a call for global unity.

The authors discuss the need for a global response to new COVID-19 variants… The COVID-19 has been very unpredictable thus far, and it has once again surprised us, agitating and disorienting our scientists, medical professionals, and the general public. A new COVID-19 variant, the B.1.1529 known as Omicron, has been discovered. It was first confirmed […]

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Dealing with global vaccine hesitancy – the case of Ukraine

The authors discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Ukraine. Vaccine hesitancy around the world has contrarily affected the battle against the overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue isn’t restricted to explicit geographic districts or social orders on the planet; different people and societies have various reasons for vaccine hesitancy. Some of the reasons are […]

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Approaches to the amygdala by the medical and veterinary professions

Professor Terence Ryan discusses the range of stimuli which can be picked up by the forebrain and directed to the amygdala, suggesting how they might be used as therapeutic interventions by both the medical and veterinary professions.  The forebrain receives many stimuli which it passes on to the amygdala known as the emotional centre. It […]

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Unusual wounding influenced by the mind and demonstrating the power of the brain

Professor Terence Ryan discusses links between the amygdala and physical symptoms and signs such as psychogenic purpura. Medical students in 1950 at Oxford listened to Dr John Hunt talking about Indian Fakirs. The injury they could do to themselves without long term harm was fascinating. Since then this author has witnessed and photographed a sharp […]

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